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BMO Dividend Fund $45.82

BMO DIVIDEND FUND $45.82 (BMO Mutual Funds, 77 King Street West, Suite 4200, Royal Trust Tower, Toronto, Ont., M5K 1J5, 1-800-665-7700; Web site: No load — deal directly with the bank) (CWA Rating: Conservative) currently holds about 53.1% of its portfolio in the Financial services industry. Its next-largest holding is Energy at 13.3%.

BMO Dividend Fund’s largest holdings are Manulife Financial, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC, Royal Bank of Canada, Enbridge, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian National Railway, TransCanada Corporation, Imperial Oil, Power Financial, Shell Canada and Sun Life Financial.

Over the last five years, the $5 billion BMO Dividend Fund has posted a 13.3% annual rate of return. That’s much better than the S&P/TSX 60’s gain of 11.2%. The fund gained 24.1% over the last year, compared to a gain of 30.2% for the S&P/TSX 60. BMO Dividend’s MER is 1.75%.

BMO Dividend Fund is a buy.

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